Welcome to another edition of BWE! The purpose of this column is to shine a light on an independent or foreign wrestling talent who deserves a little extra exposure.
Independent wrestling is a tough business; there’re a lot of talented guys out there and it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. So each week (more or less) I present a wrestler who isn’t getting the recognition they deserve (or a wrestler I think is super awesome and just want to talk about!).
This week’s Best Wrestler Ever is Albert C. Hardie, Jr., better known to the independent wrestling world as ACH. ACH was born December 7, 1987 in Austin, Texas. He is billed at 5 ft 9 and 190 lb (86 kg), and made his pro debut in 2006.
ACH can be seen weekly on Ring of Honor (ROH) television, and he also performs (has performed) for promotions such as Chikara, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG).
Ring of Honor is currently home to an (over?) abundance of young, acrobatic, and innovative wrestlers such as Tadarius Thomas, Cedric Alexander, Adam Paige, Andrew Everett, Caprice Coleman, and Matt Taven, just to name a few. The fact that ACH has managed to stand out from a highly talented crowd is a wonder. But that’s what ACH has done, as that’s why I’m talking about him today.
A real Page Turner! Take notes, Paige!